The Perfect Coat

Perfect Fall and Winter Coat | A Side of Sweet

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that I spent the first two weeks of November having a #SanFranciscoStaycation. At work, our vacations come in two week blocks and we have to choose a year in advance when they happen. Pat and I had originally planned to get out of town on a vacation of some capacity, but he actually started a new job the first day of my vacation. Obviously, “Can I have the first five days off of work before I even start?” was probably not the best idea. That meant instead I had some much-needed time at home to catch up on my to do list, explore San Francisco, brunch and generally relax. It was pretty incredible…. Read More »

Eatwell Farm Pumpkin Carving Party

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My friends at Eatwell Farm (where we get our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares from) asked me to stop by their Pumpkin Carving Party a few weeks ago and take some photos of the day. Just to remind you, these are the same people behind the Tomato Sauce Canning Party – also known as one of the most fun weekends ever. It was such a lovely day I couldn’t resist sharing them here as well!

The party was located at Second Act on Haight Street in San Francisco and it was so great to connect with Eatwell Crew – Nigel, Lorraine and Emily. It was also a pleasure to watch people of all ages have the simple joy of carving a pumpkin. It’s just one of those simple acts of joy that allow you to feel completely unburdened and free – like jumping in a puddle or stealing some frosting off a cake with your finger…. Read More »

Salted Caramel Apple Tart (Optional Gluten Free)

Salted Caramel Apple Tart Recipe + Bob's Gluten Free Flour Review

You guys, I have a problem.

My name is Kelly and I have a crust addiction.

Hi Kelly.

Seriously, please look at these photos that are supposed to (and do!) represent the most delicious apple tart ever and see how I unconsciously tried to turn my tarts into pie by totally overdoing it on the crust! I just cannot get enough! Thanks to this, these beautiful little buggers now look a bit more like they’ve been made by a fifth grader. If you look closely, you’ll even see a massive hunk of one tart crust completely AWOL. It was a casualty of war and fell off during the baking process. Of course I gobbled it up immediately, resulting in a huge sore burned spot on my tongue. This is really is an issue!… Read More »

24 Hours in Albany, Oregon

OOTD :: Black jeans and statement necklace

Holly and I started off our time in Albany, Oregon with a tour of the historic carousel museum. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Albany is doing a major fundraising effort to build a beautiful hand-carved carousel. When finished, the carousel will have 52 animals and will be powered by an antique carousel mechanism from 1901! Volunteers have already donated over 150,000 hours towards this amazing project. Most volunteers start with little or no carving experience and start training on small pieces of wood. It takes hours before they are allowed to work on the actual animals. We got to watch some of the carvers at work and the amount of detail is incredible!… Read More »

Holiday Gifts Under $100 + Maker’s Market Event!

Maker's Market Holiday Gifts Under 100

You guys, time to start thinking about holiday gifts! This year I’m going to be turning to Makers Market for all those little somethings for my loved ones.  Makers Market features handcrafted goods that have been made in the United States. Their focus is on well-designed, long-lasting and sustainably-produced goods. This is a selection of my favorite gifts – all for under $100! It doesn’t get much better than that!

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to check out Maker’s Market goods for yourself, you’re in luck! I’m co-hosting a Markers Market Pop Up on Wednesday, November 19th with fellow SF bloggers Caroline from Perfect 10 SF and Chanda from Pancake Stacker. Here are the deets:

Makers Market Holiday Pop Up

Wednesday, November 19

5:30-7:30 pm

Westfield Mall, SF

865 Market St.

Hope to see you there!!

Here are some more things I’m loving from around the web….

A taxi service only for women?

ShopBop has some crazy good deals in their sale section right now. I just got an outfit for an upcoming holiday party for 70% off!

San Francisco businesses offering random acts of kindness.

Aha moment – how to photograph “floating” food.

Dying over underwater puppies.

Models act out emojis.

Tips for making your lipstick last all day.

Turn hard candy into shot glasses.

The ultimate prank, using targeted Facebook ads.

The real story about the Madonna + Britney VMA kiss.

Martha Stewart Wedding Feature

Martha Stewart Weddings Morocco Honeymoon

Things have been so crazy around here I completely forgot to share some huge news! Our Moroccan honeymoon was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings! Check us out in the print edition, on newsstands now, or you can also find us online. You can also see tons more photos and stories from our amazing trip right here. I hope you have a great week!

 

Here are some other things I’m loving around the web….… Read More »